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Hang With Friends

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Picture yourself spending some time with congenial friends, sharing your lives and pictures from your cell phones." They're curious about that cool game, song, movie, camping trip, art show, or other event that fascinated you. You talk about all kinds of stuff, poetry, styles, personal achievements, relationships, and bad days. You can share your inner child, and laugh together. They sympathetically listen to your feelings about serious topics like politics or climate change, even when they don't agree.

Personal validation comes from paying attention to one another, giving more than you get. Everyone respects you and themselves, despite our amazing range of personal tastes and interests. They'll tell you they don't agree with an idea or behavior without implying you're a bad person or somehow deficient. It's an "I'm OK, You're OK" kind of fellowship, where nobody tries to make himself look better by picking on somebody else.

Nobody here is into mind games. A discussion started with a loaded guilt-throwing question will be deleted.

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Discussion Forum

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Tuesday. 81 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

Let's not define ourselves or others by our worst behaviors

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Dominique Lutz Apr 16. 6 Replies

My take on the recent melt down at Hang With Friends, of which I missed part, is that some of us were tripped up by a habit of thought. It's something we learn growing up, and use without realizing how much pain it can generate -  failing to…Continue

Tags: dispute at Hang With Friends

The FLDS Cult Is Unraveling

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Mar 29. 3 Replies

The FLDS Cult Is Unraveling"the internet is a lifeline for people trapped in the most restrictive and stifling forms of…Continue

Tags: Warren Jeff, internet, FLDS

Ode to Yahweh (Non Stamp Collector & 43alley)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 24. 1 Reply

Ages ago (five or six years, I guess it is) when I first started recognizing my own atheism, one of the first atheist YouTubers I ran onto was Non Stamp Collector.  His handiwork wasn't up to Disney's standards, nor even Hanna-Barbera, but his wit…Continue

Tags: Yahweh, YouTube, 43alley, Non Stamp Collector

Oregon Field Guide - Lamprey Decline

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 15. 3 Replies

Oregon Field Guide - Lamprey Decline"Populations of Eel-like lamprey have suddenly plummeted since the year 2000 in the Columbia Basin, surprising…Continue

Richard Dawkins, Growing Up in the Universe

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 14. 2 Replies

Here is an oldie, the young Richard Dawkins teaching kids about the universe. I especially like the one demonstrating how the eye evolved. This should answer those who believe it was impossible to evolve an eye. Continue

Tags: universe, teaching, Dawkins, Richard

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Comment by Joan Denoo on August 2, 2012 at 9:25pm

Ian Mason, the cat photo is priceless! 

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 2, 2012 at 8:36pm

booklover, thanks for sharing your day with us. As to the loss of someone because he/she doesn't like your beliefs, "good riddance!" I know that sounds intolerant, but heck! why be tolerant of someone who isn't tolerant of your ideas? Agreement is not the test of friendship, it seems to me, but rather whether you can speak and you can hear each other. Who knows, there may be common ground between ideas and the only way to find out is to speak your truth and listen to the other. 
As to your friend who is "VERY religious", I'm glad she knows how to separate friendship from ideas and you can continue to communicate. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 1, 2012 at 2:27pm

Thanks for the link, sk8eycat, but many of Vidal's quotes turn me off. I did like this one.

Nonprofit status is what created the Bible Belt. The tax code brought religion back to this country.

Comment by sk8eycat on August 1, 2012 at 11:43am

"You hear all this whining going on, 'Where are our great writers?' The thing I might feel doleful about is: 'Where are the readers?'" (Esquire)

Gore Vidal
Comment by sk8eycat on August 1, 2012 at 8:05am

That cat looks so mean...he cracks me up, but all he's really doing is trying to keep the water out of his nostrils and ears.

Wish I could do that, AND look like a killer at the same time.

Comment by Steph S. on August 1, 2012 at 7:43am
Ian that cat picture is so funny! Made me laugh!
Thanks for posting it!
Everyone have a great day!
I enjoy being with all of you.
Comment by Ian Mason on August 1, 2012 at 7:40am

It is a good strip. Nice and logical.

Comment by Ian Mason on August 1, 2012 at 7:39am

Comment by Steph S. on August 1, 2012 at 6:04am

I like the comic strip Grinning Cat.

Comment by Steph S. on August 1, 2012 at 6:03am

You are right Loren - I was indoctrinated.

But I am finally free.


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